The City of Mist (Paperback)Carlos Ruiz Zafon (author)
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Collecting beautifully evocative stories from the pen of the much-missed Spanish author of The Shadow of the Wind, The City of Mist is an enduring testament to Zafon’s gifts as an imaginative storyteller and compassionate observer of human nature.
The echo of the great characters and motifs of the novels of The Cemetery of Forgotten Books series resonates in the stories of Carlos Ruiz Zafon.
A boy decides to become a writer when he discovers that his inventions hold the power to entice the rich girl who has stolen his heart...
An architect flees Constantinople with plans for an impregnable library...
A strange gentleman tempts Cervantes to write a book that has never existed...
And Gaudi, sailing to a mysterious rendezvous in New York, delights in a spectacle of light and steam, the stuff that cities should be made of.
Gathered here for the first time - and some never before published in English - these stories showcase the talents of Carlos Ruiz Zafon, a writer beloved by millions of readers and a master who has left us too soon.
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 177 g
Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 16 mm
'As well as allusions to the Forgotten Books novels themselves, there's everywhere evidence of the storytelling skill and intoxicating tropes - Faustian pacts, fateful meetings, labyrinthine architecture and nested stories - that made Zafon such a phenomenon.' - Stephanie Cross
'The Dickens of Barcelona... a flamboyant farewell from a grand contemporary writer.' - Sydney Morning Herald
'Ruiz Zafon's many fans are sure to find his collection of short stories both familiarly satisfying and poignant... readers will once again luxuriate in his florid descriptions of his hometown of Barcelona that bring to life that magical and mysterious city... [they] will encounter new characters but also find familiar names, offering fresh perspectives on fictional lives we already know so well.' - Washington Post
'A posthumous parting gift from Ruiz Zafon to his millions of fans... with much-loved places and characters making fleeting reappearances, it's a fitting coda to his life and world' - Observer
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